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Please use the space bar, posts without spaces are very hard to decipher and will probably not get as many quality replies as you might need.
Please do not post the same question repeatedly. The nature of this site is such that there will be a delay between your posting a question and another member answering it. Please be patient.
Our members come from all over the world and, for many, English is a second language...when in doubt, please take that possibility into account before answering a post that appears to be written in an insulting vein.
Likewise, the International nature of our membership will bring a wide variety of traditions and backgrounds...what is considered 'normal' or 'proper' in one culture may seem odd or rude in another. Please make allowances for these differences.
Because our members are from many cultures and varying levels of Internet experience, we ask that everyone use more or less standard English and keep the chat room shorthand to a minimum. This allows everyone to participate more fully.
We hope that ideas will be expressed, exchanged, debated and discussed to death...diversity of opinion is a good thing and we encourage it. Please keep disagreements courteous. Personal attacks, or 'Flame Wars', have no place here and are not acceptable as a means of expression.
By the same token, "hate speech" is not acceptable. This would include, but is not limited to, racism, sexism, and other attacks on individuals or groups based on religion, sexuality, disability or nationality.
We especially ask that debates about religious issues be kept respectful.
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Profane, obscene and pornographic posts are discouraged. It is possible to ask and answer a question about sexuality without excessive crudity.
We do not condone illegal activity. Debating the merits of a law is perfectly fine, but requesting or providing instructions on committing unlawful acts is not acceptable.
Offenders will be restricted from access through use of IP blocking as well as E-mail address blocking.
The Administrators of this site are very involved with the management of content on this site, and as such, regularly read all posts and replies. This is in effort to provide the best possible site for all of the users who come here.
Any post made by any member or guest of the AnswerPool.com web site, becomes the intellectual property of AnswerPool.com and in the event that any member wishes to disassociate themselves from the website, it will be at the Administrators discretion to leave standing or to delete any posts made by said members or guest.
Farewell posts made by members will be deleted, no exceptions. Send your farewells out in emails.
Any singular or orchestrated attacks on this website, the administration or the staff will result in suspension of access rights. Decisions will be made by the administration and are arbitrary.
There are Enthusiast only areas and general population areas for the purpose of conducting private conversations. This type of activity on the general boards will be considered as spam by the Administration, and is considered grounds for access suspension. Please be sure that what you post here is relative to the topic heading that it is placed under, and is a question or answer or pertains to the topic.
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